The Ridge: Halloween Costumes

Lena Harris, Journalist

Entering October , many people are getting into the Halloween spirit. From going to corn mazes to picking out pumpkins, and of course starting to think about their costumes. Excitement and stress from the time limitations both are arising in this spooky month.

Sophomore Kendal Houghton says, “I am thinking of dressing up as an army man from the movie Toy Story. My costume would consist of a green full body suit head to toe, weird green shoes, and an army uniform.” Houghton continues, “I love dressing up and going out late in my costume because it reminds me of my childhood and overall it is just so much fun.” 

Like Houghton said, Halloween can be a very nostalgic and even an emotional holiday. There are many events to go to in October, but this day being at the end of the month is really what sets people off. Some popular family costumes this holiday season include Scooby Doo, Monsters Inc, and Marvel characters. Even the families that decide not to dress up as characters have many options to choose from. Platforms like TikTok and Pinterest fill viewers’ heads with unique costume ideas that can be worn individually or as a group. 

Sophomore Preslee Lafreniere explains, “I plan on dressing up as a witch this year. I am always in the Halloween spirit and I love the fall season so much especially when it starts to get cold outside and the leaves turn orange.” 

There is still a lot of time to figure out a costume and a plan. Duo costumes seem to get the most attention during this occasion, mainly because characters often come in sets of two. Some popular duo costumes this year include an angel and devil, Monster High characters, Spiderman, Harley Quinn and The Joker, Mavis and Jonathan from Hotel Transylvania, and many more. Popular trios this year are Tinker Bell fairies, PowerPuff Girls, and Alvin and the Chipmunks. Group costumes have varied from The Purge, Spongebob, to F.R.I.E.N.D.S characters and Disney Princesses. Finally solo costumes range from Poison Ivy, Barbie, Dora, and of course many more. 

Junior, Irelynn Frias states, “Even if you are not going out to get some candy on Halloween, dressing up is still a fun thing to do with just your friends and family at home.”

Whether or not October is a good month, celebrating Halloween might make it a lot more enjoyable. Dressing up isn’t the only part of Halloween spirit. Carving pumpkins, decorating, or even just going to a haunted house can all count towards the scary period. Ideas for dressing up can be found online or on pretty much any social media platform imaginable.